Description

This report summarizes the technical findings of an EPA study which evaluated the viability of volumetric tanks tests as a means of detecting leaks in underground storage tanks.

Readership

This report summarizes the technical findings of an EPA study which evaluated the viability of volumetric tanks tests as a means of detecting leaks in underground storage tanks. It explains the accuracy requirements specified in the EPA regulations concerning the testing of underground storage tanks for leaks, and presents information on which methods meet these regulations.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction 2. The EPA Program 3. Types of Volumetric Tank Tests Constant-Level Tests Variable-Level Tests 4. Volumetric Tank Testing 5. Conducting a Volumetric Tank Test Preparation Testing Analysis 6. Performance 7. Results of the Edison Evaluation Evaluation Approach Quantitative Performance Estimates Basis for the Performance Estimates Partially-Filled-Tank Tests Overfilled-Tank Tests/Nearly Constant Level Overfilled-Tank Tests/Variable Level Methods Which Could Not Be Evaluated Summary of Test Results 8. Applying the Results 9. Checklist for Good Performance 10. References 11. Glossary PART II: Evaluation of Leak Detection Methods 1. Introduction 1.1 Objectives 1.2 Regulatory Needs 1.3 Volumetric Test Methods 1.4 Definition of Test Method Performance 1.5 Evaluation Approach 1.6 Underground Storage Tank Test Apparatus 1.7 Industry Participation 1.8 How to Use this Report 2. Conclusions 3. Recommendations 4. Overview of Volumetric Precision Tank Testing 4.1 Product-Level Fluctuations in an Underground Storage Tank 4.2 Flow Rate Measurements During a Tank Test 4.3 Classification of Volumetric Test Methods 4.4 Major Features of a Tank Test 4.5 Time Required to Complete a Test 4.6 Test Accuracy 5. Performance of a Test Method 5.1 Signal 5.2 Noise Histogram 5.3 Signal-Plus Noise Histogram

Details

No. of pages:
371
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 1990
Published:
Imprint:
William Andrew
Print ISBN:
9780815512301
Electronic ISBN:
9780080945033